Witnesses drag feet at trial of Nipsey Hussle shooter

Witnesses drag feet at trial of Nipsey Hussle shooter

LOS ANGELES — A judge issued a warrant Thursday for an eyewitness to the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle for failing to appear to testify at the trial of the man charged in the slaying, and in his absence a police detective testified on the reluctance of witnesses that has marked the case. Evan … Read more

Why John Franzese Jr. Flip on His Father, Sonny, One of History’s Most Notorious Mobsters

Soon the Colombos sent John to a private club that was practically empty. John was about to be “taken for a ride,” he says, when one of his cousins ​​happened to walk in. The cousin steered him out of the club—with firm instructions. “There’s nothing your father’s going to be able to do for you,” … Read more

Woman who drove man who killed Nipsey Hussle testifies

LOS ANGELES — A woman testedified Monday that she unwittingly drove the man now charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle to and from the scene of the shooting, not accepting that he had fired the deadly shots despite seeing him load a gun moments before. Bryannita Nicholson, 35, said that when she and Eric Holder, … Read more

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna settle before trial’s sequel

LOS ANGELES — A settlement agreement has been reached on the eve of a second trial pitting the Kardashian family against former reality TV star Blac Chyna. Jury selection had been set to begin Monday in the trial over Chyna’s claims that her former fiance Rob Kardashian maliciously posted nude photos of her in 2017 … Read more

Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — After two days of deliberations in which they reached verdicts on nearly all of the questions put before them, jurors in a civil trial who were deciding on sexual abuse claims against Bill Cosby will have to start from scratch on Monday. By the end of the court day Friday, the … Read more

Georgetown dad acquitted in final college bribery scam trial

BOSTON — A father was acquitted Thursday of paying off a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school in the final trial linked to the explosive college admissions bribery scandal. Amin Khoury was not found guilty by jurors on all counts in the case that accused him of bribing then-Georgetown tennis … Read more

Cosby lawyer urges jurors to consider only proof from trial

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A lawyer for Bill Cosby told jurors they need to look past years of public accusations against the actor and comedian and consider only the evidence presented by a woman who says he sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was 16 years old. During closing arguments … Read more

Nipsey Hussle’s shooting death was planned, jury told

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles district attorney told a jury Nipsey Hussle’s fatal shooting was premeditated by the man charged with killing the Grammy Award-winning rapper outside his clothing store three years ago. Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said during his opening statement Wednesday that there’s “no doubt” Eric R. Holder knew in advance … Read more

Amber Heard says she doesn’t blame jury in Depp libel case

NEW YORK — Amber Heard says she doesn’t blame the jury that awarded Johnny Depp more than $10 million after a contentious six-week libel trial in her first post-verdict interview. “I don’t blame them,” Heard told “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie in an interview clip aired Monday on NBC. He’s a beloved character and people feel … Read more

Bill Cosby’s civil trialr says he molested her at 16

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Judy Huth recalled being distraught while describing an allegation that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her near a game room at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. While shedding tears, Huth testified in a civil trial against Cosby on Tuesday that he molested her when she was 16. She claims Cosby tried to … Read more